Home front – August 29

The ski season is still three months away but the Canadian Ski Patrol Red Deer zone is searching for new members to patrols in Central Alberta handling downhill, snowboarding and cross-country skiers.

Ski patrol recruiting

The ski season is still three months away but the Canadian Ski Patrol Red Deer zone is searching for new members to patrols in Central Alberta handling downhill, snowboarding and cross-country skiers. Patrol spokesman Darren Rice says the job offers free skiing, advanced first aid and CPR training. If interested people can volunteer 16-24 hours per month in the winter months then patrolling is in their realm. Intermediate ski abilities are desired. The first aid course requires more training hours in the first year. Interested people can contact skipatrol.rd@gmail.com or phone Darren Rice at 403-346-8064.

People who want to see what an artist can do with acrylic paint can attend a free demonstration at Alberta Art and Drafting Supplies on Sept. 9. Jim Bergesen, a painter, photographer and art historian will be at the store from 7 to 9 p.m. Those interested in attending must register in advance by phoning 403-346-8255. Space is limited. The store is located at 4711- 49th Street.

Golden Circle music groups

Senior citizens who are musically inclined can join one of the groups at the Golden Circle at 4620 – 47A Ave. Golden Circle Ho-Downers are a fund band who practice Wednesdays at 2 p.m. starting Sept. 7. Dancercise is a low impact senior friendly way to get exercise and have fun Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. starting Sept. 8. Dancercise charges $1 drop in fee. Those who like to sing may want to join the Golden Circle Singers who practice each Monday at 1:30 p.m. starting Sept. 12. To join or for more information call Ruth at 403-309-5477. For more information about these and other programs check www.goldencircle.ca

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